Sports in Brief

The women’s soccer team broke an attendance record during the game played against number one ranked Florida State, on

Sept. 17. The grandstand was packed as FAU fell to FSU 2-1 in a hard fought match by both sides. 612 people attended the match breaking the previous FAU field record.

With over 27 minutes left in the game both teams battled defensively, with either team unable to put another score on the board. With 27:13 left to play in the second half, the score was tied 1-1. FSU’s India Trotter, who is originally from South Florida, scored the deciding goal.

Even though his team had a tough loss, Head Coach Brian Dooley found promise in the turnout. “Having people come out here is really instrumental to our program,” Dooley said. He added that he thought his team played with the organization and discipline that “gave them a good chance to win.”

The team did win one out of two games played over the weekend after beating Mount St. Mary’s 2-0 on goals scored by Michele Fazzari, and Alicia Terreli. Susana Lehtinen had an assist, and two goaltenders Megen Coyne and Jessica Badders, preserved a shutout for FAU.

Coyne thinks the effort the team is giving is definitely a starting point, “We can see where we’re going with this, we see the potential,” said Coyne.

She added that no team left on the schedule is “safe” against the FAU squad.

“We can play with anybody, Anyone.” Coyne said.

Next up on the schedule is a match against Sun-Belt opponents Middle Tennessee State University (6-2-0) on Sept. 22 at FAU Field.

The team will face Western Kentucky University on Sept. 24, and South Alabama on Oct. 13.